Billionaire tech entrepreneur, Elon Musk, said, on Monday, the world needs to “make more babies” – and keep digging for oil.
The richest man on the planet, who has repeatedly warned that low birth rates pose a “danger” to civilisation, said ahead of an energy conference in Norway that the world is facing a “baby crisis.”
Asked about the greatest challenges facing the world, the father of 10 cited the transition to renewable energies but also said the birth rate was “one of my favourite… things to be concerned about.”
“We don’t want the population to drop so low that we’ll just eventually die,” Musk, founder of American electric car manufacturer Tesla and SpaceX, told reporters in Stavanger, southwest Norway.
“At least make enough babies to sustain the population,” he added.